Category Archives: China

Beijing issues yellow alert for air pollution

Beijing issued a yellow alert for air pollution Tuesday. Yellow alert means the average daily air quality index (AQI) in the city will exceed 200 for at least two days. Beijing will see its air moderately or seriously polluted from … Continue reading

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Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study

Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University on Tuesday. Stringent winter restrictions on industry, transportation and coal consumption enabled smog-prone northern Chinese … Continue reading

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China renews blue alert for sandstorms

The national weather observatory continued its blue alert for sandstorms on Wednesday, forecasting wind and dust for north China. From Wednesday evening to Thursday, parts of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi and Xinjiang will be affected by the dust, said … Continue reading

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Beijing Experiences First Big Sandstorm of 2018; High Pollution Levels Leave Beijingers Dismayed

Beijingers woke up to extremely thick haze and PM10 levels of over 2,000 this morning (Mar 28) as a sandstorm settled over the capital. Though pollution levels have crept back gradually since Spring Festival, following one of the best winters … Continue reading

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Smog to linger in Beijing, nearby regions

Smog will linger in Beijing and nearby regions from Tuesday night to Wednesday, China’s national observatory forecast Tuesday. Moderate to heavy smog will be seen in central and southern parts of Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and nearby areas, with severe smog … Continue reading

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Beijing issues yellow alert over air pollution

Beijing’s air pollution emergency response office issued a yellow alert for smog Tuesday, forecasting the air pollution to persist until Wednesday night. The yellow alert warned of an air quality index of more than 150 micrograms of harmful fine particulate … Continue reading

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Hong Kong air quality at unhealthy levels; children and elderly told to stay indoors

Many areas in Hong Kong experienced high levels of smog on Monday (Jan 22), five days after local media first reported heavy air pollution there. Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department reported on Monday that “higher than normal” pollution levels were recorded. As of … Continue reading

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Pollution blankets Hong Kong on Wednesday, with air quality hitting very unhealthy levels in some parts

Pollution blankets Hong Kong on Wednesday, with air quality hitting very unhealthy levels in some parts The environmental authority said an airstream was transporting pollutants to the territory, but rain and cloudier weather in the coming days might lower pollution … Continue reading

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